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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

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Abdul Wadood wrote a review Sep 18
Nottingham, Maryland5 contributions
Great adventure, challenging, thrilling, awesome staff. Don't go directly to the hard ones. Make sure try a medium hard trail first.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Christina G wrote a review Sep 8
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
My husband and I went for our nephew’s birthday party and enjoyed it as much as he did! The experience allowed us to get out of our comfort zone both mentally and physically, yet in a totally safe way. The harness system takes a bit of practice, but ensures you are safe by forcing you to clip in and out in a way that guarantees you are clipped in with at least one of the two clips at any point. We think this safety system should be better highlighted because it’s truly engineering genius, German...of course. The courses themselves are at various levels so you can work your way up, the harder they get the more strength, bravery, and technique you will need. We encountered a women who was over 60 and had gone 172 times (season pass holder) who is now doing the most challenging course which I couldn’t dream of barely surviving the advanced courses. We are definitely going back, a great change to our typical workout routine and so much fun
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rams Fam wrote a review Aug 2020
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Climbing days at The Adventure Park at Sandy Springs have been a highlight of our military assignment in the capital area. Our children, now ages 8 and 10 have been climbing with Cub Scouts, homeschool groups, and several times as a family outing. We've always appreciated the opportunity for children (and adults) to test their strength, balance, coordination, and overcome fears in a safe environment. Staff always provides instruction and ensures safety, and also encourages guests to learn as they go and problem solve, which we have found to be fairly lacking in adventure sports throughout the U.S. (Kudos to you, Sandy Springs!) This week we ventured out and were amazed at the upgrades and protective gear for COVID. I'll admit, we've always hated the port-o-potty bathroom situation at the center, and while the bathrooms have always been clean, this year they stepped it up with an expertly-engineered, spring water-fed, double-sided, touchless hand washing station. Additionally, upon arrival, each climber gets their own pocket-sized hand sanitizer spray to use while on the course, and climbing gloves are now available for purchase for a minimal charge (which means now you can bring your own gloves and don't have to stick your hands in sweaty old gloves worn by dozens of other people before you! Whoo-hoo!) Mask wearing was strictly enforced in common areas, including the main platform (and everyone we saw happily obeyed these rules). Staff mostly took a "hands-off" approach and maintained their distance, and those who had to come within 6 feet of climbers wore face shields in addition to their masks. Individual mini water bottles were given out (as opposed to the water coolers they used to have), though we brought a back pack with reusable water bottles and left them near a bench to save single use plastic bottles. All climbing gear was sanitized as climbers finished out their climb time. As a family, we have taken the "stay at home" approach to the COVID pandemic. This was one of our first adventures into higher-traffic public areas, and we felt safe and enjoyed ourselves as much as ever. I'd like to thank the staff for going above and beyond in making the process seamless, enjoyable, and safe! We highly recommend to others, and we look forward to finding out what programs you have for families in the fall!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ag_2116 wrote a review Aug 2020
Maryland7 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall this is a great park with fun zip lines and ropes courses. However, I went recently and was disappointed in how the staff handled something. My friends and I wanted to start with an easier course and work our way up to a harder one. We were very vocal about this and told the staff as they were advising us on the best courses. When we got to the point where we were ready to do a blue course, the guy manning the main platform informed us that the blue and black courses close an hour before the park closes. We were disappointed because no one told us this and had they done so, we would've planned our time accordingly. I asked the guy why he didn't tell us during our orientation and he responded, "that's not my job." Well, I'm not sure whose job it is if not his. I understand that it is written in fine print on the website, but perhaps it should be clearly stated during the orientation and written on the board which outlines all the course options. I think the staff could've handled the situation better and not been so rude about it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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KerryB wrote a review Aug 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions
I went with my nephew today and felt safe both in terms of the measures in the current climate and in terms of the equipment and staff. The instructions for having a great time is clear and all the installations we tried were great.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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